Graduate Affairs

POSTECH - Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Requirements for Graduate School Courses

    Master’s Degree Doctoral Degree Combed Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Other
    Academic Credits Research Credits Academic Credits Research Credits Academic Credits Research Credits
    24 4 18 14 42 18 Until 2009
    24 4 18 14 39 21 Since 2010, adjusted credits
  • Degree Conferment Related Regulations and Flow

    Classification Master’s Degree Doctoral Degree/Combination Other
    Examiner Selection 3 people including the advisor
    * An outside graduate examiner is appointed
    - More than 5 years after graduation, up to 1 person

    5 people including the advisor
    *One is appointed outside the department, and POSTECH professors form the majority
    *Outside graduate examiner is appointed; More than 5 years after graduation, up to 1 person

    Graduate school degree conferment regulations/Article 10 [Paper examiner selection and internal department regulation]
    Period Within 3 semesters Within 3 semesters (New QE applied)
    * Old QE PASS: within 5 semesters
    Internal Department Regulation
    Document
    Submission
    Paper examiner selection application form Paper examiner selection application form Department application form
    Outside
    Examiner
    Document
    Submission
    - Outside examiner application approval
    (Refer to attachments or POVIS bachelor´s degree/admin. form)
    - Outside examiner application approval
    (Refer to attachments or POVIS bachelor´s degree/administration form)
    Submitted when selecting outside examiners
    Examination Fee Support - Supporting budget: Department budget (350,000 won, before tax)
    - Submission document: a copy of identification card (front and rear sides), a copy of bankbook
    - Supporting budget: Department budget (350,000 won, before tax)
    - Submission document: a copy of identification card (front and rear sides), a copy of bankbook
    * Research plan and paper examination are supported respectively.
    Internal Department Regulation
    * Supported when submitting pertinent documents
    Doctoral degree candidate consulta-tion (QE + Research plan review) Submission Deadline * When the graduate student passes the doctoral candidate examination, he or she joins the combined course.
    - Examination period: the student is required to pass up to May 10 and November 10 of the 4th semester
    - Within 4 semesters (New QE applied) * Old QE PASS: within 6 semesters Department internal regulation
    Method Submit the paper to all examiners 7 days before paper examination. Input data in POVIS and print it out and receive signature of the examiners. And then submit it to the department office. Master’s thesis writing guideline/Main academic calendar and department internal regulation
    DocumentSubmission Examination file submission (Submit to examiners and the department office 7 days before examination)
    B. Examination result report of the doctoral degree paper research plan
    Doctoral candidate examination result report (Department application form is used and it applies only to new QE applicants)
    Paper examination request Method Not applicable Input data in POVIS and print it out and receive signature of the examiners. And then submit it to the department office. Master’s thesis writing guideline/Main academic calendar
    Document Submission A. Doctoral degree paper examination request
    B. International journal approval document attachment
    Other
    사항
    * International journal: more than 1 paper is to be announced by the first author to the journal (International journals from other departments are accepted) approved by the department and more than 2 papers are to be approved by the first author.
    * New journals: applicable from the next semester after the department approval
    Master’s thesis writing guideline/Article 3 [Requirements for degree conferment]
    Paper examination result report Method Submit the paper to all examiners 7 days before paper examination. Input data in POVIS, print it out, receive signature of the examiners. Then resubmit it to the department office. Submit the paper to all examiners 7 days before paper examination.Input data in POVIS, print it out and receive the signatures of the examiners. Then resubmit it to the department office. Master’s thesis writing guideline/Main academic calendar
    Document Submission A. Master’s degree paper examination and comprehensive examination result report
    B. Master’s degree paper examination essentials
    A. Examination files submission (Submit 7 days before examination to the examiners and the department office.)
    B. Doctoral degree paper examination and comprehensive examination result report
    C. Doctoral degree paper examination essentials
    Submission deadline - Winter graduate-to-be: until December 31
    - Summer graduate-to-be: until June 30
    - Winter graduate-to-be: until December 31
    - Summer graduate-to-be: until June 30
    Paper submission Place to submit - Written language: decided after consultation with the advisor
    - A copy is submitted to the department office and 4 copies to Tae-Joon Park Digital Library (Electronic file is emailed separately)
    - Written language: English
    - A copy is submitted to the department office and 4 copies to Tae-Joon Park Digital Library (Electronic file is to be emailed separately)
    A total of 5 copies, Hard cover
    A total of 5 copies, Hard cover Method Posted in June and December Posted in June and December  
  • Doctoral Candidate Examination Regulations

    1. Doctoral candidate examination execution procedures
    Doctoral candidate examination is the old doctoral qualification examination and the doctoral degree research plan examination. Doctoral candidate examination is carried on only one time. The formation and appointment of the committee follow the department procedures.
    A. The Formation of the Committee
    1) The applicant and the advisor are to select major professors necessary for doctoral degree research, to form the examination committee and report to the graduate school committee.
    2) The head of the examination committee becomes the applicant’s advisor.
    B. Doctoral candidate examination preparation and report
    1) The official report on the doctoral candidate examination is written by the head of the examination committee.
    2) More than 3 required oral test subjects are to be specified in the report (Refer to Attachment form 1) and the professor in charge is to be also specified.
    C. Doctoral candidate examination procedural regulations
    1) Doctoral candidate examination is led by the head of the examination committee.
    2) During the oral test of the doctoral candidate examinations, the advisor cannot respond instead of the applicant.
    3) The professor in charge is to prepare for questions to evaluation the candidate’s knowledge of the subjects and other committee members are free to ask questions.
    4) All committee members evaluate the degree of understanding of the applicant’s required subjects.
    2. Doctoral candidate examination application regulation

    This is the old doctoral qualification examination and the doctoral degree research plan examination.

    A. The application of the revised regulations is decided by the admission year and the semester. Since the second semester of 2009, the revised regulations are forcibly applied.

    B. Students who entered before the first semester of 2009 are to select either the old or new method based.

    1) The new method is not repeated after their selection.
    2) Students who applied for the doctoral qualification examination and failed to pass it are required to pass based upon the old method.
    3) The old method can be applied up to two times within three semesters after the doctoral coursework is complete and four semesters after the combined coursework is complete.
    4) The revised regulations require that the doctoral and the combined master’s and doctoral courses are to pass the test within four semesters after admission and the part time doctoral candidates are to pass the test within 6 semesters after admission.

    C. Students who entered before the first semester of 2009 are to select either the old or new method within twelve months and report to the department office. If they do not report their selection within twelve months or fail to apply for the doctoral qualification examination, they are automatically assigned the new method.

    1) The students who entered for the combined coursework before the first semester of 2009 are to select the new method. It should be applied for within four semesters.
    2) If the graduate students who entered before the first semester of 2009 desire to change into the combined coursework, they should pass the old test.
    3) If the graduate students who entered after the second semester of 2009 desire to change into the combined coursework, they should pass the doctoral candidate examination by May 10 or November 10 of the fourth semester.

    D. The TA scholarship of the combined course is given from the third semester according to the doctor´s course regulation.